Mayim Bialik Speaks Out About Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Ad
Mayim Bialik never misses a beat. She’s always up on the latest pop-culture, political, and social trends.
She never, ever, misses an opportunity to speak her mind. Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi add was no exception.
The TBBT actress’s website dedicated an entire article to the subject. Here’s what they had to say.
Pepsi recently came out with an ad that many have described as “tone deaf” and offensive. The ad featured super model Kendall Jenner approaching a line of policeman.
The scene mimicked recent protests for the Black Lives Matter movement, except Kendall inevitably used a Pepsi to ease the tension. While Pepsi originally said they had hoped the ad would evoke a sense of unity, they ended up pulling the ad after serious outrage from the internet.
Some People Liked It
By now we have all heard the opinions of those who opposed the ad, but apparently there was a group of people that enjoyed it. Some have even come to Kendall’s defense.
One of those defenders was Alec Baldwin, who said, “Don’t blame Kendall Jenner for that spot. Kendall is still a very young, inexperienced woman in an awful business. Blame her management.”
Mayim Speaks Out
Still, many people were horrified by the ad.
Mayim Bialik used her blog, Groknation, to speak out on the subject. In an instagram post promoting the article she wrote, “Pepsi’s latest “tone deaf” ad featuring Kendall Jenner (which has since been pulled) started a very interesting conversation on social media about brands “using feminism” and social justice to sell their products. VERY interesting answers from our feminsts in this one!”
You can read the article HERE.
It starts saying, “Pepsi recently released … a new ad that capitalized on feminism and social justice, implying that all movements need to do is share a Pepsi with a police officer and all will be right with the world. The reaction to the ad was swift and loud: folks were decidedly NOT buying it.”
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